Tyson Fury Fight To Air on CH. 5 In UK

THE  US DEBUT – A WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR AND A YOUNG PRODIGAL  TALENT AT THE MECCA OF BOXING, 

THE THEATER, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW  YORK

HEAVYWEIGHT COUSINS TYSON FURY & 18-YEAR-OLD HUGHIE FURY

US DEBUTS – CHANNEL 5 – APRIL 20

 

LONDON  — Channel 5 (UK) will air the biggest fight of Tyson Fury’s  career to date, as he makes his US debut on April 20 against Steve “USS” Cunningham  in an official IBF world heavyweight title eliminator live at The  Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.

With  less than two weeks to go until he faces former two-time world  cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (25-2, 12 KOs) at The Theater  at Madison Square Garden, New York, the young 6’9” heavyweight will now  explode onto American soil in front of network and terrestrial  television in the US and United Kingdom as well as going out around the  world.

“This is  a great opportunity for me to come to the US and showcase my talents at  a great venue such as Madison Square Garden,” Tyson said.

“The fight fans better be prepared for a good old fashioned fight, because I’m coming to town and I’m taking no prisoners.   Steve Cunningham, you’re in big trouble, I hope you’ve been training really hard because I know I have and it’s fight time.  We’ve  given ourselves plenty of time to prepare, we’ve been over here (Canada) now for  six weeks, so that’s more than enough time to acclimatise and get used  to the time difference.”

Fury  and his team have based their training camp at Casino Lac-Leamy,  Ottawa, Canada, ahead of the contest, where they have had access to  state of the art training facilities and running trails.

Boasting  a perfect record of 20-0 with 14 knockouts, Tyson will be aiming to  show everyone that he is ready for that World Title.

The  fight on Channel 5, sponsored by SuperCasino, will be shown in a  90-minute program from 9.30 p.m. in the UK, while NBC will be airing a  special two-hour afternoon presentation of NBC Sports Fight Night, making this the widest reaching heavyweight fight for many years.

The  event also showcases the extreme talents of 18-year-old heavyweight  star Hughie Lewis Fury, the first ever Irish/British AIBA Youth World  Championship gold medalist at super heavyweight.

The  young heavyweight impressed with an emphatic second-round knockout  victory over David Whittom on his professional debut and will looking to  send another big statement to a terrestrial audience at the sport’s  most historic venue as he continues his transition into the pro ranks.

“I’m delighted to deliver this fight to a transatlantic terrestrial TV audience,” Mick Hennessy said.   “Tyson  Fury is going to shake up the world of heavyweight boxing and Hughie  Fury is going to show why he’s such a special, young, heavyweight talent  – and they’ve both got the biggest platform possible to do it on.”

This is a fight card that every fight fan has the opportunity to see and one no fight fan will want to miss.

 

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APRIL 20TH FIGHT INFO:

April 20th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York features a 12-round heavyweight battle between Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham in the main event. Curtis Stevens will take on Derrick Findley in the 8-round middleweight co-feature. Six additional bouts are planned for the undercard. The Theater at Madison Square Garden doors open at 1:15 PM. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 4PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Sports Fight Night. The card is presented by Hennessy Sports and Main Events.

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